Indian Ambassador H.E. Harish Parvathaneni visits FAIR and GSI
High-ranking visit on the FAIR/GSI campus in Darmstadt: The Indian Ambassador, H.E. Harish Parvathaneni, was recently a guest at FAIR/GSI. Together with the India Consul General Dr. Amit S Telang from Frankfurt and Science Attaché Dr. Madhusudan Nandineni from Berlin, he informed himself about the progress and perspectives of research at GSI and FAIR and took the opportunity to meet Indian students, researchers and scientists on site. India is second largest international shareholder in FAIR, the international accelerator facility currently under construction at GSI.
Jörg Blaurock Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR (remotely), and Dr. Pradeep Ghosh, International Cooperations of GSI and FAIR, welcomed the Indian guests. The visit focused on informing about the status of the FAIR Project, current and planned research activities at GSI as well as the high-tech developments for FAIR, especially the Indian activities in this regard. During his visit, the ambassador had the opportunity to visit the construction site with a guided tour and see a few chosen sections in campus.
During their visit, the delegation also met with Indian students, researchers, and employees of Indian origin who are currently working at the research center GSI and FAIR. The Ambassador was impressed with their contributions to the project and their dedication to scientific research.
The visit was a success and helped to strengthen the long standing partnership between India and Germany in the field of scientific research and technology. India's investment in the FAIR project demonstrates its commitment to fostering global collaborations and advancing scientific research.
The Ambassador's visit highlights India's growing presence in the global scientific community and its efforts to encourage its citizens to pursue careers in research and development. It also underscores the importance of international collaboration in advancing scientific research and promoting innovation. The Ambassador also pressed for even more brain circulation between Germany and India using mobility opportunities for students, researchers and engineers through the GET_INvolved Programme. Overall, the Ambassador's visit was a significant step forward in strengthening India's role in the global scientific community and advancing scientific research and technological innovation. (BP)
India at FAIR
India is one of the founding countries of FAIR, and holds 3,5 percent of the current FAIR GmbH shares. Indian Researchers, under the guidance of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, have been working both in experiments and accelerators, designing and realizing components in Indian scientific institutions and industries. Indian scientists have been essential in shaping the overall scientific program of FAIR and in the conception of the accelerator complex. They are engaged in building detectors for the NUSTAR (Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions) and, CBM (Compressed Baryonic Matter) scientific pillars. Another area of major participation is building high-tech equipment to be used at the heart of the FAIR accelerator such as Vacuum chambers, radiation-hard cables and high-tech power convertors.
For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Pradeep Ghosh, E-Mail Pradeep.Ghosh@fair-center.eu or International@gsi.de.